Applying to Health Profession Schools

Qualifications

Admission committees are looking for the well-rounded, interesting student, someone who brings a variety of experiences and who has obviously made a deliberate, well-informed decision about her choice of career. All applicants must show strong records in the specific courses, standardized tests, and clinical experiences that are set forth as requirements for admission. Learn about selecting courses...

Keep in mind that there is no such thing as a “premed major” at Mount Holyoke, nor do you need to major in a science to qualify for admission to health professional schools. While many applicants to schools in the health professions are science majors, these schools are very receptive to non-science majors, recognizing the diversity of background such applicants represent.

Your job is to stand out. Major in a discipline where you will thrive; get involved in extracurricular activities, athletics, community service, leadership, research; go wherever your strengths and interests lead you. Learn about Research and Internships...

Timetable

Do you intend to go directly to a health professions school after Mount Holyoke?  Do you want to explore other routes?

Early planning is essential if you want to begin right after graduation.  Prerequisite courses have prescribed sequences, and application processes for some schools take as much as 15 months. On the other hand, many students rightfully choose to take time to accomplish other things before attending graduate school. This is one reason why the average age for students entering medical school is quite a bit higher than the average age of students earning a bachelor's degree. There is no one formula, and the timetable you choose should fit with your passions, goals, and abilities.